Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yingling Revisited

Wondering what is going wrong with out General & Flag Officers is not a new thing. Our buddy Lolita Baldor over at AP reminds us of Paul Yingling's article over a half-decade ago in her good article on the 5 GOFO that have had problems as of late.

Nice pull quote at the end of her article parallels some of the core causes I touched on yesterday at USNIBlog.
"You're not describing a general officer corps, you're describing a human condition," said Anthony Cordesman, a national security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "Whenever people are in hierarchical structures they develop a sense of entitlement, and they do, on occasion, abuse it."
Some parts of our culture try to make those at the highest ranks of the military to be demigods of some kind, but they aren't. They are just humans - but all the glory and weakness that comes with that.

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